So I'm hosed. A 4-drive array can rebuild when one drive fails, but not two. So I have lost tons of stuff. All the Baycon 2007 photos which were not uploaded to Flickr are gone, except for the low-res ones on my web site. In fact, most of my high-res photos. I have my UK and Thailand trips on DVD, and previous cons, but that's about it.
I'm going to take one stab at installing Windows on a separate drive and seeing if I can rebuild the array that way, but it's a shot in the dark with almost no chance of success. If that turns out to be the case, I will probably nuke XP and install Vista. At least then I'll be able to use all 4GB of RAM - 2GB of which are useless with XP.
But I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.
Speaking of Vista, jschonbr recently posted that "getting to know you" meme on his site. I may or may not get around to posting it here. I may or may not get around to filling it out on his site.As with most of these types of memes, there are many q's which Just Don't Apply™.
iamradar and scendan, I got you a souvenir at Pirate Fest. Radar - email me your snailmail address so I can send it to you, please. It will arrive either in a small-ish padded envelolpe or in a box about the right size for a videotape. No, it is not a video. On a scale from 1 to squee it's about a 5, I think.
The CD of highlights from the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening arrived. It is in the car player, and so far I am not impressed by the music. The first number is boring and repetitive, the second one tries for the shock value of the word "bitch" which, in 2006-7 is about as much shock value as the word "hello". But I won't judge till I hear it all, and hold out hope - after all, it was voted the best musical of 2006.